Campaign for Meds Management: January 2016

Topic: Is patient self-management a key to improved patient outcomes, increased medication adherence and reduced adverse drug events?

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET


This Medication Safety Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event was open to Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs), patients/beneficiaries, families and caregivers, partners, and healthcare practitioners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the process for utilizing and referring patients for anticoagulation point-of-care (POC) testing and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) services.
  • Describe patient behaviors associated with self-management and consider the role of self-management for improving medication adherence.
  • Understand the “when, where and how” for DSME and anticoagulation POC testing and the patient/beneficiary perspective on utilization of these resources.

Meet the Speakers:

Jack E. Ansell, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine, Hofstra-North Shore/LIJ School of Medicine
Medication Safety & Program Lead

Randolph B. Fenninger, JD
CEO, National Blood Clot Alliance

Marty Hatlie, JD
Project Patient Care, CEO

Rachel Digmann, Pharm.D., BCPS
Medication Safety & Program Lead, Telligen, Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center


Anita Thomas, Pharm.D
Medication Safety Lead, CMS Quality Improvement Organization


Outcome Statement:

Patient self-management may contribute to improved patient outcomes, quality of care and safety. Additionally, adverse drug events (ADE) continue to be a driver of healthcare costs and adverse outcomes, but there are interventions that may contribute to decreased ADEs. This panel of expert speakers shared how patient self-testing for anticoagulation has demonstrated better time within therapeutic range and associated outcomes; evaluated DSME and support; and explored the relationship of improved outcomes through behavior change and patient engagement.

Slides and Recorded Lecture:

  • See the slides from the call here.
  • Watch the recorded event here.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants:
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU). UAN 0077-9999-16-002-L04-P. Initial Release Date: 1/26/2016

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour.

Nurse Practitioners:
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.

This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hour which includes 0 hours of pharmacology. Program ID #21610-1.

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standard.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2. Learners may submit evaluations of program/materials quality to the CDR at

There was no commercial support for this activity.